ActiveBatch is a pleasure to use for Enterprise Task Scheduling
September 19, 2020

ActiveBatch is a pleasure to use for Enterprise Task Scheduling

Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ActiveBatch

ActiveBatch is used across our Enterprise for scheduling of automated scripts, batch jobs, data transfers, data extraction and several other important services that would otherwise have to be run manually. ActiveBatch has been a reliable tool to save our Operations team from having to work late hours to run these types of tasks manually and risk human error.
  • Enterprise Scheduled Tasks
  • Working in multiple environments and operating systems
  • Security and permissions
  • Technical support
  • Logging
  • Cost
  • Allows Administrators to focus on other areas of work
  • Enhanced Security
  • Less human error
We also looked at Automic and decided to go with ActiveBatch. They both get good reviews, but we thought that the features, security and pricing was better with ActiveBatch - so we decided to go in that direction. We did a few customer reference calls with ActiveBatch and Automic customers and it sounded like the Technical Support was better for ActiveBatch as well - so that was a key factor in our decision as well.
We have been pretty happy with ActiveBatch support so far. Luckily, we have not had any major issues with it - so we haven't logged a lot of support tickets. The response time to tickets is about average and the level of expertise of the support engineers seems about average as well. Our sales team has been helpful in getting faster responses when necessary as well.
ActiveBatch's usability is where it shines. It is pretty straight-forward to learn and administer. Our engineers like it because you can use a GUI to manage it or leverage the command line & api's. You can also create templates or clone existing "jobs" so you don't have to recreate the wheel. It is easy to chain jobs together to make them run in a specific sequence as well.

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Dynatrace, Catalogic DPX (formerly Backup Express or BEX)
ActiveBatch is a great Enterprise Scheduling tool. It is relatively easy to use and setup. Our Administrators like it because it is robust and works across multiple domains and environments seamlessly. All of the service and user accounts used for the scheduled tasks can be encrypted and secured as well. I would say ActiveBatch is less appropriate for smaller companies that may not need to pay as much for a tool to run automated services, scripts or batch jobs.

ActiveBatch Workload Automation Feature Ratings

Multi-platform scheduling
Central monitoring
Alerts and notifications
Analysis and visualization
Application integration